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Julianna Pillemer

Julianna Pillemer

Joined Stern 2019

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-59
New York, NY 10012


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Julianna Pillemer joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in July 2019.

Professor Pillemer’s research examines the complex dynamics of interpersonal connections at work. Specifically, her research explores how our professional relationships can be key sources of motivation and support, but may also hinder effective individual and group functioning when not managed effectively. In addition, her research examines how the expression of non-work identities and authenticity impact workplace connections.

Professor Pillemer has published research in leading management journals, including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal and Research in Organizational Behavior, as well as practitioner-oriented articles in Harvard Business Review. Her work has also been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, Quartz at Work and Wharton Magazine.

Professor Pillemer received a BA in Psychology from Pomona College, and a PhD in Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Stern, she worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School and The Center for Creative Leadership.

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Positive relationships at work
  • Authenticity and identity
  • Prosocial motivation and behavior
  • Creativity

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizations

Academic Background

Ph.D., Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Psychology
Pomona College

Areas of Expertise


  • Networking & Social Networks
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Team Dynamics & Performance
  • Women in Business